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The factors that account for the differences in the economic productivity of urban areas have remained difficult to measure and identify unambiguously. Here we show that a microscopic derivation of

The factors that account for the differences in the economic productivity of urban areas have remained difficult to measure and identify unambiguously. Here we show that a microscopic derivation of urban scaling relations for economic quantities vs. population, obtained from the consideration of social and infrastructural properties common to all cities, implies an effective model of economic output in the form of a Cobb-Douglas type production function.

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    • 2013-03-27
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058407
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    Lobo, J., Bettencourt, L. M., Strumsky, D., & West, G. B. (2013). Urban Scaling and the Production Function for Cities. PLoS ONE, 8(3). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058407

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